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Old 05-09-2018, 11:03 AM
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So, back in Oct I gave WallyWorld the boot, and as of Nov I was working in a warehouse for an online bookseller (not Amazon, though we sell most of our product through their site). A couple months ago I moved from the regular line which works by using the EAN or ISBN to receive the books, which means that they don't look to closely at the books, to one that performs free form searches for books. This means that I pay a lot more attention to the books and catch a lot more oddities like...
A book on American folk music who's copyright page (back of the title page) was written as a song that's meant to be sung to a Calypso beat.

A mass market sized introduction to accounting book written by Midgett

Had the joy of searching for a book published by Morton and written by Norton... or was that the other way around?

A book titled Love-Slaves published by the Supplies and Purchasing Departments, and no, it's not porn, it's a religious text

Speaking of title issues, titling a book Sponge Bob Love Pants will always raise an eyebrow, as will Around Africa in 39 Beds
Since I could keep going on near forever, let's wrap this up with one last one, and others will be posted to a blog, just gotta decide on resurrecting one of my old ones, or setting up a new one. So, for our last one...
The Book See At The Top makes sure to let you know that it was formerly titled Biscuits, Fleas and Pump Handles
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Old 05-12-2018, 06:22 AM
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If I didn't already have half a dozen boxes of UNread books to deal with ....
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:13 PM
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A book titled Love-Slaves published by the Supplies and Purchasing Departments, and no, it's not porn, it's a religious text

Speaking of title issues, titling a book Sponge Bob Love Pants will always raise an eyebrow, as will Around Africa in 39 Beds
I have a feeling that there is context with all three of these and I really want to hear these
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:55 PM
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I have a feeling that there is context with all three of these and I really want to hear these
Why they have those titles? The only one I know is the Spongebob one, it's a Valentines Day book with a title that might fly with little kids, but I think the rest of us are laughing.

Of the other two, I think the Around Africa in 39 Beds is simply referring to making 39 stops in a trip, once again, poor word choice. AS to the first one, I've got nothing.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:36 AM
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Why they have those titles? The only one I know is the Spongebob one, it's a Valentines Day book with a title that might fly with little kids, but I think the rest of us are laughing.

Of the other two, I think the Around Africa in 39 Beds is simply referring to making 39 stops in a trip, once again, poor word choice. AS to the first one, I've got nothing.
Only thing I can think of for the Love Slaves book is that it's trying and failing to be a Kama Sutra
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:30 PM
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(Sung to the tune of Sponge Bob Squarepants)

Oooh, who sticks a pineapple underneath me
Spongebob LovePants!
Absorbent bed pads for the blood and feces
Spongebob LovePants
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:53 AM
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(Sung to the tune of Sponge Bob Squarepants)

Oooh, who sticks a pineapple underneath me
Spongebob LovePants!
Absorbent bed pads for the blood and feces
Spongebob LovePants
Damn you, I now have that stuck in my head
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Old 05-25-2018, 09:42 PM
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Snickers, "That's wrong."

Yesterday I was chuckling about a book written by Fromm. Nothing funny in the name, just imagining how may ways you could get tongue tied trying to say 'I want the new book from Fromm.'
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